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Final Fantasy 14’s 10-year plan: What the future looks like for Square Enix’s unsinkable MMO

How Square Enix is future-proofing FFXIV with graphical updates, solo play and more. Now that the buzz from the release of Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker has settled down and free trial players can once again check out the critically-acclaimed MMORPG it’s time to start looking ahead to what’s next for the Warrior of Light and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn. In a recent Live Letter stream, producer and director Naoki Yoshida gave fans an update on what the future of Final Fantasy 14 will look like. Alongside the usual upcoming patch content updates, we also got glimpses of a…

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Final Fantasy 14 devs reveal what makes Endwalker’s small moments so special

Square Enix has got something really special with Final Fantasy 14, and even the developers acknowledge it’s in the smallest moments the game works best. Pitting our heroes, the Scions of the Seventh Dawn, against an apocalypse called The Final Days, it’s no surprise that Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker is a game of huge scale. Acting as the concluding chapter to the Hydaelyn-Zodiark story arc that’s been ongoing since A Realm Reborn launched in 2013, it had to tie-up nine years worth of plot threads and sees you galavant across the globe, hop up for a jaunt around the moon,…

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Final Fantasy 16 delayed by half a year due to COVID

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Fans will have to wait just a little bit longer for a fresh look at the hotly anticipated sequel. Final Fantasy 16 producer Naoki Yoshida recently took to Twitter to inform fans that the game would be delayed by a half a year due to COVID-related difficulties. He previously stated that we’d have more solid info in the back half of 2021 but given that we’re already preparing to ring in 2022, that ship appears to have sailed, and for…

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Square Enix updates the low-poly grapes from Final Fantasy 14, saddening millions

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The meme-worthy grape crystals were a necessary balm for the soul during massive queue times. IGN reported that the latest patch notes for Final Fantasy 14 included a technical improvement that will make many very sad. In Patch 6.01, many quality-of-life improvements were made, but the most noteworthy one is in changing the infamous low-poly grapes found in expansion Endwalker. Initially found in the early days of the expansion’s release, the grapes, which look like crystals with a grape pattern…

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Final Fantasy 14 suspends all sales and new free trials to combat congestion

Maybe there’s such a thing as too popular. Naoki Yoshida, director and producer for Final Fantasy 14, took to the game’s official blog to announce that the company is suspending all sales and new free trials of the wildly popular MMO until Square Enix has a better handle on the server situation. Ever since the launch of Endwalker, the latest expansion to the game, it’s been plagued by monstrously long queues to even get into the game, with servers always filled to the brim. In a way, that’s great for Square Enix, as the game has never been more popular….

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Top 7 games releasing in December – Halo Infinite, Solar Ash, and more

We highlight the biggest games coming to consoles and PC in December 2021. December is often a quiet time for new releases, with the Christmas month thought of as being a bit late in the year to unleash blockbuster titles. December 2021 is a bit different as one stonkingly huge game is arriving, having been delayed from its planned release in November 2020. That’s right. Halo Infinite finally unleashes its campaign on December 8. Check out the video above for a rundown of the seven games we reckon are the biggest arriving in December, plus a handful of honorable mentions…

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Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker delayed to December 7

Square Enix has announced a delay for the Final Fantasy 14 expansion, Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker. Originally slated to release on November 23, the expansion will instead release on December 7 with early access starting on December 3. According to producer and director Naoki Yoshida, the biggest factor behind the delay was his “own selfishness” to further improve the expansion’s quality due to it being the first major culmination of events (thanks, Gematsu). Yoshida apologized for the delay, and said that because Endwalker concludes the first major saga, he felt the team needed to push things to the limit that…

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Final Fantasy 14 launches for PS5 later this month, Endwalker coming in November

The PS5 version of Final Fantasy 14 launches alongside the game’s 5.55 patch on May 25, providing an official launch after the extensive open beta on the platform.Over the weekend, Square Enix has been celebrating all things Final Fantasy 14 at the Final Fantasy 14 Fanfest, an annual event that has become immensely popular amongst the game’s growing fanbase.During the event, the developer announced the official launch date of the title for PS5: May 25. The game’s next big expansion, Endwalker, will drop on November 23.The PlayStation 5 version of the popular fantasy MMO features faster load times, 4K resolution, a…

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Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker expansion announced, coming to PS5 and PS4

Overnight, Square Enix unveiled the upcoming expansion for Final Fantasy 14 titled Endwalker. It was also announced the game is coming to PS5.Scheduled to release fall 2021 for Mac, PC, PS4, and PS5 Mac, Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker features the climax of Hydaelyn and Zodiark story. In the expansion, the Warriors of Light will encounter a great calamity as they travel to the far reaches of Hydaelyn and to the moon. This will bring the story-arc started with A Realm Reborn to a conclusion, but Endwalker sets the stage for new adventures.Endwalker was debuted during the Final Fantasy 14 Announcement…